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the son of a city official due in court.. the charges he faces ... accused of armed robberies. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... rescue efforts underway in italy... the massive earthquake that rocked the country. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... looks like we may be done with return to the triple digits. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen, in for brian. developing overnight in central italy .. rescue crews are scrambling to find people buried in rubble...
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((kirsten joyce)) >> nearly 40 people are dead .. that number is expected to continue to rise. the quake practically leveled cities.. tina kraus has the latest. hours after the earthquake hit... rescue teams led this man in a white apron, covered in blood, away from the devastation in amatrice and carried a little girl to safety frantic residents and emergency workers used buckets bulldozers, and even their hands to dig through the debris. italian andrea gentili, italy's department of civil protection: this rescue worker to cut iron bars, and jacks to remove beams we need everything." the us geological survey says the magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at 3:30 in the morning while most italians were asleep... several aftershocks followed. maria gianni, quake survivor: this woman says, "the whole ceiling fell on my head, i just managed to put a pillow on my head so i wasn't hit." the hardest hit towns and villages are in the
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northeast of rome. the mayor of one hard-hit town said a family of four was trapped under a collapsed building with no signs of life. while the mayor of amatrice said quote "the town isn't here anymore." he made a plea for more help to clear the streets and rescue the injured. the office of italy's prime minister tweeted out: heavy equipment is on the way. this family dog was pulled from a small space carved in one collapsed home. rescuers are still digging --- hoping to find survivors. tina kraus, cbs news, ((michelle mortensen)) we're also monitoring another powerful earthquake that struck myanmar a short time ago. ((kirsten joyce)) >> it was a 6 point 8 magnitude quake.. and could be felt several hundred miles away in the capital of bangkok. ((michelle mortensen)) >> we'll continue to keep you updated on both of these major earthquakes./// sherry, how's the weather?
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storms... with more sunshine today. .......... those overnight storms will subside... and the nights will be calm until the winds pick up tomorrow and tomorrow night. ........... highs today back into the normal low 100s... lows in the 70s. ........... drier air works in from the west with a slight ridge of high pressure from the southwest.
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north and picks up the winds tomorrow. 90s follow for the weekend. back to warmer temps again next week./// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) the son of las vegas
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court for the first time in a little over an hour. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 27- year- old shane ross is being held without bail.. police say he's responsible for several armed robberies across the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the courthouse where he is expected shortly. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> kirsten, michelle... shane ross is expected in court around 7-30 this morning. the 27-year-old was arrested last friday after police say he and a walgreens in just 15 minutes. a few hundred dollars was taken during those heists. metro says ross would park his motorcycle outside a store... and rob workers at gunpoint. 8 news now was the first to break the news... that he is the son of las vegas mayor pro tem steve ross. metro says he is responsible for at least 7 other robberies as well. a police report says ross told police he needed the money to pay his h-o-a fees and he was
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father... councilman steve ross... for advice. the ross family released a statement saying quote -- "it is clear no family is immune from the terrible effects of addiction. we will continue to be hopeful that shane will overcome his demons and get the help that he clearly needs. we are focused first and foremost on our son's health and his multiple addiction issues and we have faith that the justice system will act fairly. we are also very grateful no one was injured." 60-thousand dollars and remains at the clark county detention center. kirsten, michelle? ((kirsten joyce)) >> michael, do we expect ross' family to show up in court? ((michael stevens)) >> kirsten, it's still unclear at this point. our cameras will be in the courtroom. and of course we'll have updates throughout the morning both on-air and online. kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) opening statements are set to get underway today in the ipad murder trial. michael solid is charged in the killing of 15-year-old marcos arenas in 2013...
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an accomplice pleaded guilty earlier this month and is scheduled to be sentenced in october./// demetria, how are the roads? the eastbound 215 exit to mccarran is closed following a crash that happened around midnight. use alternates to get to the ariport until this scene clears. crash reported on eastbound 215 and warm springs. no delays in the south part of town along i-15. around st. rose pkwy.
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we're learning more about the first person in las vegas to be infected with the west nile virus this year. the southern nevada health district says a woman over the age of 50 tested positive. theyay neuroinvasive form and has since been released from the hospital. county health leaders found mosquitos with west nile last month. one person was reported infected last year./// ((kirsten joyce)) dorms are always crowded .. but students at unr will be packed in like sardines! ((michelle mortensen)) >> just how much they're over capacity ... and the rooms that will be adding an extra student. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. highways littered with garbage. what the state's doing about it and how you can help in "what's driving you crazy?"
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news now good day.. with "monday mornings with the mayors." you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in on monday during the 6am newscast.. to see if your question was answered. we'll be right back./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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((michelle mortensen)) sad day for parents... exciting day for kids.. it's move in day at unlv! ((kirsten joyce)) >> they'll start unloading the cars and taking everything into their dorm around 9 this morning. returning students will be unpacking for the fall semester. unlv is welcoming its largest- ever freshman class-- 4- thousand students! there's been more and more first years for the past 4 years./// ((michelle mortensen)) and up north at u-n-r .. the reno gazette journal reports the dorms are 121- percent over capacity! more than 1- thousand students already moved into one of the residence halls.. another 2- thousand will move in this week. there are 3 students in some
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unr plans to open another dorm the summer of 2018. our rival to the north expected record enrollment to nearly nearly 22 thousand students this year./// ((demetria obilor)) an elementary teacher in texas is going viral this morning .. because she is saying no to homework. this letter has been shared more than 70- thousand times on facebook.. it says "i am trying something new. homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day... i ask that you spend your proven to correlate with student success. eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside and get your child to bed early." brandy young teaches second grade and says she's all about hands on learning in class. as you'd imagine, her students love the idea. young has had some critics, but over all she says her no homework plan has received overwhelming support./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) here comes the sun...
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................... after a couple of days of storms... back to normal with more sunshine today. .......... sunrise getting later now... and the sunset earlier... so the days already feel shorter. ................... we were sunny in the valley most of the day until that chimney of clouds grew taller .... but i don't think we'll even see that
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subside... ...................... the rain totals have been very generous over the past couple of days...with areas like nellis picking up about 2 inches of rain. ...... and the nights will be calm until the winds pick up tomorrow and tomorrow night. ........... highs today back into the normal low 100s... lows in the 70s. ........... drier air works in from the west with a slight ridge of high pressure from the southwest. ........... then a system slides by the north and picks up the winds tomorrow. 90s follow for the weekend. back to warmer temps again next week./// back to you! ((michelle mortensen)) more rain expected today in parts of louisiana .. which has already been hit hard by deadly flooding. president obama toured the hardest hit areas yesterday: (( peoples lives have been up ended by this flood. businesses have suffered terrible damaged.
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)) ((michelle mortensen)) >> the floodwaters killed at least 13 people.. about 60-thousand homes have been destroyed or damaged. 80 percent of people in louisiana do not have flood insurance. more than 106-thousand people have registered for emergency federal aid. the government is now working to distribute 127 million dollars in disaster relief money to those in need./// ((kirsten joyce)) the first u-s solder was killed since january ..... during a nato mission to fight the taliban in afghanistan. this happene working with the afghan army in the southern part of the country when they triggered a roadside bomb. another american soldier was injured... as well as six afghan soldiers. the deadly blast occurred just one day after 100- u-s troops were deployed to help push back the taliban. it's the first major american deployment in that part of afghanistan since foreign forces withdrew 2 years ago./// thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads.
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crash at warm springs and the airport connector closure. use alternates to avoid slow downs. decatur is under construction between bonanza and vegas. use alternates like jones and rancho to get around this.
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((michelle mortensen)) we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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i'm calling a guy like you should wear a warning it's dangerous i'm falling james corden: you had two kids close together? britney spears: yea...they look almost identical. james corden: have they seen you're show you're las vegas show? james corden: i saw my mom in her underwear once when i was like eleven. britney spears: you're so dirty james corden: i'm not di shake the image from my brain. ) ((kirsten joyce)) las vegas headliner britney spears is riding shotgun with james corden tomorrow on the late late show. the two filmed a new carpool karaoke segment .. ((michelle mortensen)) >> you can watch it right here on channel 8 at 12:37 am .. if you don't want to stay up that late, we'll show you some clips here on the morning show./// ((kirsten joyce)) and jennifer lawrence is once again the highest paid
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games star made 46 million bucks before taxes over the year.. lawrence beat out melissa mccarthy... who pocketed 33 million. scarlett johansson rounded out the top 3 with 25 million./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor denice says "the trash along the sides of the freeways is driving me crazy. there is so much!" in order to report roadside report it to. if it's in the county, that's who you would contact. if it's a state-maintained road, you'd call up ndot. ndot says they will get rid of dangerous litter and debris from highway travel lanes as fast as they can. you can call 755-888-7000 to report roadside waste on state
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ndot also partners with the public to keep nevada's highways clean. the state says programs like adopt-a-highway save taxpayer dollars, while promoting civic responsibility. participants are recognized with commemorative signs at the adopted road. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) hillary clinton's campaign is pushing back against a new ap report...casting a shadow over her time at the state department. it was published yesterday... it claims more than half of the people outside of government that clinton met during h donated money to her family's fundraising foundation. donald trump seized on the news as evidence of the democratic nominee's so-called "pay to play" politics./// ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) while you were sleeping, the olympic flag made its voyage from rio to tokyo. an arrival ceremony was held at the airport with some of japan's athletes... tokyo will host the olympic games in 2020./// ((michelle mortensen))
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now good day... indiana state police having a little fun ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> the viral video of some troopers... belting out a classic from 'grease.' ((michelle mortensen)) we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a pic of your pet. 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! /// an 8 news now mug! /// ((kirsten joyce))
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a city leader's son ... facing a judge this morning.. we're live outside the courthouse.. as shane ross gets ready to face armed robbery charges. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... the rain may be gone ... but the wind is coming back... sherry is watching to see just how strong they could get. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... a hawaiian tourist is hanging 10... million that is! the huge
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((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen, in for brian. the 27-year old son of mayor pro tem steve ross is expected in court in about an hour. ((kirsten joyce)) >> he's accused of carrying out several armed robberies near 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the regional justice center with what's expected. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle, kirsten... right now, ross is being held on 60-thousand dollars bail... on charges stemming from a series of armed robberies. the 27-year-old was arrested last friday after police say he robbed two fast food restaurants and a walgreens in just 15 minutes. a few hundred dollars was taken.
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motorcycle outside a store... and rob workers at gunpoint. 8 news now was the first to break the news... that he is the son of las vegas mayor pro tem steve ross. metro says he is responsible for at least 7 other robberies as well. a police report says ross told police he needed the money to pay bills. he also asked to call his father... councilman steve ross.. for advice. the ross family released a battling addiction problems and they encouraged him to fully cooperate with police. again, ross' first hearing is on today's court calendar... set for 7-30 this morning. ((michelle mortensen)) storms were rumbling across the valley again last night.. not quite as bad earlier this week, though. ((kirsten joyce))
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people from at least a dozen vehicles monday night.. firefighters raced to help all those people in less than 3 hours.. when some returned to station 23....they found flood waters so high, you couldn't even see the fire hydrant outside. they're now working to repair water damage to several parts of the station. that was just a frustrating end to an already busy night running calls: ((greg cassell/clark county fire chief: during all the flooding....our constituents are still having heart attacks , they're having car wrecks in unaffected unflooded areas, they're having house fires, so all the other calls on any given night, during stor flooding...it really becomes a challenge to manage that call line )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> firefighters want to remind people it's dangerous to drive through flood waters-- it might look like just an inch or so of water... but it could really be several feet of water./// ((michelle mortensen)) get this ... the regional flood control district's app, flood spot, wasn't working this week... according to some viewers in the area.
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photos. but of the 15-thousand people who downloaded it, only one uploaded a picture monday... and it wasn't approved because it didn't impact traffic. flood warnings also didn't show up. the flood control district says they're now trying to work out a few bugs. the app cost 50- thousand dollars to create-- directly out of your taxes./// ((sherry swensk)) lake las vegas is closed for the next few days because of monday's storms. flyboard and stand up paddle board for 5 days when the las vegas wash overflows into the lake. it's part of their regulations and procedures. don't worry.. the lake is scheduled to re-open sunday./// sherry, how's the weather?
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storms... we'll be getting back to normal with more sunshine today. .......... those overnight storms will subside...
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tomorrow and tomorrow night. ........... highs today back into the normal low 100s... lows in the 70s. ........... drier air works in from the west with a slight ridge of high pressure from the southwest. ........... then a system slides by the nor 90s follow for the weekend. back to warmer temps again next week./// demetria, how are the
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backing up right now because of a crash at warm springs and the airport connector os downs. decatur is under construction between bonanza and vegas. use alternates like jones and rancho to get around this.
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the new proposal.. that could get the websites up and running, again. ((michelle mortensen)) we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((kirsten joyce))
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fan duel are trying to gain permission to operate in nevada -- again -- without obtaining a gaming license. ((michelle mortensen)) >> the latest proposal was met with skepticism: ((gov. brian sandoval/(r) nevada: "there are other states that have adopted and legalized daily fantasy sports, but none of them are within the confines of what we typically do in the state of nevada." dr. tony alamo/chairman, nv gaming control board: "is it good for the industry? does it increase revenue streams? does it increase jobs? and i'm beginning to feel that the answer is no.")) ((michelle mortensen)) >> if the compani g special classification separating fantasy sports from other types of gaming. the state would get up to 10-thousand dollars a year in licensing fees from each applicant. the ceo of mgm resorts says he believes these companies should play by the same rules as everyone else: ((jim murren/ceo, mgm resorts: "you guys have a lot of work to do, but i for one have a very, very open mind, i'm not intimidated as a bricks-and-mortar operator.")) ((michelle mortensen)) >> the bill would also allow 18 year olds to participate in daily fantasy sports. that's something members on the
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issue with... because all other forms of gaming require participants to be at least 21 years old./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) after a couple of days of storms... back to normal with more sunshine today. ............................ we were sunny in the valley most of the day until that chimney of clouds grew taller .... but i don't think we'll even see that today...
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...................... the rain totals have been very generous over the past couple of days...with areas like nellis picking up about 2 inches of rain. ...... and the nights will be calm until the winds pick up tomorrow and tomorrow night. ........... low 100s... lows in the 70s. ........... drier air works in from the west with a slight ridge of high pressure from the southwest. ........... then a system slides by the north and picks up the winds tomorrow. 90s follow for the weekend. back to warmer temps again next week./// demetria, how are the
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back to you!/// shot of 215 near the airport connector where traffic is backed nearby crash. traffic along summerlin parkway is slowing down between buffalo and town center.
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getting answers to your ((michelle mortensen)) >> coming up next on 8 news now good day... he explains why you may see officers on their phones or computers while in the car-- even though it's against the law for you. plus... (( ahead on cbs this morning-- we're staying on the major breaking news. the italian earthquake that's killed dozens. seth doane just arrived in one of the hardest hit areas. and- martin shkreli- the man who became infamous for massively raising drug prices- defends the huge hike in the cost of the epipen. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven.)) /// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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the sheriff answered every wednesday in our morning cup of joe segment. brian and i sat down with sheriff joe lombardo in this previously recorded segment.
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joe, we have a lot of questions so lets get right into it. first hearing from annie romero: with the law in place- no use of cell phones or texting while driving- why do we see your officers on their cell phones or driving and working on their computers? sheriff lombardo that's unfortunate. there is an exception to the law, for public safety. as a matter of policy and practice we don't condone that on the police department. we do have policy in plac prohibit that. it's recommended for the officers- just like anyone- to pull over and conduct their business. but there is an exemption in place for public safety because of the need for communication to be expedited. we get a lot of our information for calls we respond to via the computer system. ((brian loftus)) to clarify, the computer screen in the squad car, they need to use that. sheriff lombardo
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going to it, it may be critical information they're receiving en route to the call. ((kirsten joyce)) question 2 is from michael brady: we installed security cameras in our home that alert us via smart phone video if there is motion in our home. if that happens and we can see someone inside our home and we our out of town, what is the best way to contact your office since calling 911 will only contact the local authorities where we are at? sheriff lombardo he's accurate. if you do, you'll be transferred authorities. use the general number 828-3111. we'll go out and evaluate the situation at their house. he's right, there could be something happening, an individual knows they are out of town and a burglary could be taking place. we'd be happy to respond to those type of calls. ((brian loftus)) jeanie writes in with our last question.
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crashes? sheriff lombardo she probably hasn't been a victim of an accident.. we went back to that policy at the beginning of the year. we tested it out because of resources and various reasons. it's better business going back to responding to calls so ya we are doing that. ((brian loftus)) there you go jeanie and thank you sheriff as always for your time. ((kirsten joyce)) if you've got and look for the link on the right side of the page. ((sherry swensk)) some indiana state troopers are going viral for their hilarious rendition of 'summer nights.' check it out: (( summer lovin' had me a blast. summer lovin' happened so fast. i met a girl crazy for me. met a boy cute as can be. summer days drifting away to summer nights. tell me more did you get very
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ha )) ((sherry swensk)) >> the guys made this video on the last day of the indiana state fair golf cart. one of the troopers said they just wanted to show people they weren't robots ... and they could make other people laugh. they sure did-- the video already has more than a quarter million views./// sherry, how's the weather today?
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nice sunshine out there to start our wednesday...
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highs today getting back into the normal low 100s... overnight lows in the 70s. ........... drier air works in from the west with a slight ridge of high pressure from the southwest.... but a system sliding by to the breezy winds to clark county... and maybe a slight chance of thunderstorms to lincoln and mohave counties. ........... cooler 90s follow for the weekend... with dry air and sunshine should feel really nice. back to warmer 100s again next week when clark county kids head back to school on monday./// demetria, how are the
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traffic on eastbound 215 is backing up right now because of a crash at warm springs and the airport connector closure. use an traffic is backing up to i-15. it's an absolute mess.
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back to you!/// ((kirsten joyce)) after the break on 8 news now good day.. a hawaiian woman is really glad she came to las vegas... ((michelle mortensen)) >> the multi- million dollar jackpot she the penny slots./// ((michelle mortensen)) the markets just opened
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points. it rose 17 points yesterday and the nasdaq wasup 15./// ((kirsten joyce)) break out the basketball and shoot some hoops.. it's kobe bryant day! the city of los angeles is celebrating
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it's because today is 8- 24 ..the two numbers kobe wore on his jersey during his 20- seasons with the team. kobe bryant day is a belated birthday present for the baller, who just turned 38 yesterday./// ((michelle mortensen)) what happens in vegas, is not staying in vegas, for a hawaiian tourist! she hit the jackpot at the wynn playing the penny slots ... and is bringing home nearly 11- million bucks! the lucky visitor won big sunday after betting just 3 dollars... talk about a nice return on your investment!//// "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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((kirsten joyce)) it's 7:26 ... in the west. it is wednesday, august 24, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a powerful earthquake rocks italy overnight, dozens are dead. one mayor saysis here any more. a new report reveals how many clinton foundation donors had access to hillary clinton, while she was secretary of state. and major garrett asks donald trump's running mate for a clear answer on their deportation plan. and the remarkable journey of a little boy with new hands, one year after a ground breaking double hand transplant. we begin with today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds.

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